“There are no reassuring data to reopen”

The measures for the third British national lockdown suggest that the spread of Kovid in the United Kingdom is below 1, but there are still not enough reassuring figures to reopen our society and our economy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this in an updated statement to the municipalities on the coronovirus emergency, in which, among other things, he formalized the decision to impose quarantine liability in supervised hotels for 22 countries (from South America and South Africa) . To remove the risk of importation of new Brazilian and South African variants of the virus (other than Portugal).

Johnson reiterated that the situation on the island remains “alarming” at the moment, as confirmed by the numbers on the deaths and that “more than 37,000 patients” were admitted to hospital today at Kovid hospitals. He therefore postponed the presentation of a government plan on 22 February to indicate the gradual easing of current sanctions and conditions for exit from lockdown. However he said that the schools would not reopen even after the traditional February holidays were over, and at least until March 6.

In February, Premier Tory Labor clashed with opposition leader Keir Starr over possible anticipation of vaccination for teachers and school staff. A proposal has been put forward by Labor, but which, according to Boris Johnson, would imply political intervention in the indications of priorities suggested to the government by scientific advisors to the Commission on Immunization, which privileges the elderly, most vulnerable patients and health workers . Until March. In this regard, the Prime Minister challenged Starmer to say which of these should be bypassed and temporarily deprived of vaccines, according to Labor, to benefit and anticipate immunity coverage among teachers.

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In the subsequent debate, Johnson also argued with other opposing figures. In particular, the leader of the SNP’s Scottish independence activists, Ian Blackford, accused them of blaming the split between the Kingdom’s nations in a full pandemic, as an emergency that only a united country could face. Is and can lift. Tone – “at such a moment” – following a defeat in 2014 at the request of a new referendum on Scotland’s secession in the Kingdom.


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